I Told You I Was a Big Deal

Several days ago, right here, I made a plea for NBC to keep "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." I also suggested that if you're not watching it now, then you should start. Apparently somebody listened. Michael Ausiello from TV Guide reported last night that NBC has announced a full season pick up for the Aaron Sorkin, Thomas Schlamme series. So, I think a pat on the back is in order. Everybody, start patting. As for me, in the words of "The West Wing"'s Josh Lyman, "Today I drink from the cup of victory. Bring me the finest bagels and muffins in all the land."

If feels good to single-handedly save a show. Alright in all fairness there were roughly eight million other people that watched the show on a regular basis and apparently most of them made a lot more money than I did. It seems that "Studio 60" has the largest concentration of plus $75,000 households of any network broadcast series. So maybe I didn't save the series with my little letter writing campaign, but it is nice to know that I have expensive taste. Booyah!

Now that my two favorite new shows are safe ("Heroes" and "Studio 60"), I can turn my efforts to more important matters. No, not finishing the novel I'm working on this month. I've got plenty of time left for that. I'm talking about camping out, waiting on the release of The Wii.

For those that are just joining us, here's a post from a few months ago all about The Wii. For those with no time on their hands, however, I'll sum it up. The Wii is the latest video game system from Nintendo, that's right the guys that WERE video games before PlayStation came along. The Wii is not a high definition system like PS3 or Xbox360, it is however a complete revolution (that used to be the code name for the system in fact) in the way we play video games. Instead of the standard controller we've all come to know and love (and for some of us, fear), The Wii offers a new control method, the controller looks like a TV remote control, and senses motion in three dimensional space. I'll be using this bad boy to play The Legend of Zelda, Madden '07, and a few other choice games in just over a week. So enjoy your weekend, I'll be watching old episodes of "Studio 60" and dreaming of Nintendo.